Xiaofang ZhanPhD student
My PhD project is to explore the relationship between craft, making and design for sustainability; and examine the current crafts and craft practices espeically in the Yangtze River Delta, China; to determine the particular issues and problems with them. Eventually it aims to develop design led strategies and ecosystems for the crafts in this region in line with the principles of sustainability.
PhD Supervision Interests
Sustainability in the Making: Designing a Renewed Ecology for Crafts in the Yangtze River Delta, China
Value Direction: Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China
Zhan, X., Walker, S. 19/04/2018 In: Sustainability. 10, 4, 20 p.
Crafts in the Yangtze River Delta China: Designing A Renewed Ecology for Sustainability
Zhan, X. 14/09/2017 In: The Design Journal. 20 , 6, p. 867-876. 10 p.
Craft and Sustainability: Potential for Design Intervention in Crafts in the Yangtze River Delta, China
Zhan, X., Walker, S., Hernandez, R.J., Evans, M. 6/09/2017 In: The Design Journal. 20, Suppl. 1, p. S2919-S2934. 16 p.
Craft and Design for Sustainability: Leverage for Change
Zhan, X., Walker, S. 2017